Shurtech Visit

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Today our interns got a chance to tour Shurtech in Avon or better known as the producers of duck tape! They toured the entirety of the faculty from the loading docks and inventory warehouse to manufacturing, the offices and creative work spaces. They learned about the history of the company in an interesting presentation. The company was owned by three previous owners before it was under the leadership of today, Shurtech. Robert, the guide, explained some positives in working for this company, showed us some of his home made hilarious orientation videos, and gave us goody bags! In all it was a wonderful trip that taught a lot about the business process.


Common Ground Visit

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Our interns had a chance to visit, learn, and have fun at Common Ground last Friday. They participated in on the ground team building exercises that focused on communication and problem solving. They also all went up into the trees to do the high ropes obstacle course. It was a great experience!

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Intern Project 2017

Our fabulous group of interns are creating care packages to be sent to a Military Unit with Lorain County members and they need your help!

Please consider donating items such as: toiletries (travel and full sized), non-perishable food items, flavored drink packets, playing cards and other items suitable for shipping. For a personal touch, to help them think of home, our interns are also collecting fun, patterned or bright colored socks, as a way to help brighten these brave soldiers day.

See below for a full list of locations to drop off donations, or call 440.366.4700 for more information.

Leadership Lorain County

201 Burns Road

Elyria, OH 44035

Lorain Historical Society 

329 W 10th St

Lorain, OH 44052

Main Street Amherst

255 Park Ave.

Amherst OH 44001

Lorain Port Authority

319 Black River Ln

Lorain, OH 44052

Main Street Wellington

118 W Herrick Ave

Wellington, OH 44090


318 West Ave

Elyria, OH 44035

United Way of Lorain County

1875 North Ridge Road East

Suite H

Lorain, OH 44055

Oberlin Business Partners 

23 E College St

Oberlin, OH 44074

2017 Interns


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Our 2017 Leadership Lorain County Interns! 15 college students were selected to work with various non profits in the county. They had a chance to meet last Friday at FAVA, its going to be a great summer. Meet our wonderful interns (pictured above).

  • Ashley Hartman
  • Rachelle Brown
  • Caleigh Lavish
  • Joan Colleran
  • Dajah Worthy
  • India Worthy
  • Elizabeth Sites
  • Michael Murphy
  • Mikaela Moore
  • Nick Ferritto 
  • Precious Boone
  • Erica Duncan
  • Assata Cheers
  • Jessie Yurkovich
  • Mary Patton

Class of 2016 Graduation

And just like that, our 10 weeks are up! We wrapped up a great summer with a wonderful graduation ceremony where we had over 60 people come out to support our 9 fantastic interns. We hope that all our interns had a great time this summer, got experience, and had fun!

If you are a 2016 intern and would like photos from our team meetings, please email Jennifer or refer to our Facebook group – which is where she will post them!

If you are wanting to become an intern for the summer of 2017, please refer to our main website,, or email Jennifer, the Internship Coordinator, at

Thank you!


Best of luck to the Class of 2016 Dream Team, we expect great things from you!



This week we had the privilege of exploring SpaceBound and meeting CEO Patricia Miller! SpaceBound, Inc. is the Parent Company of multiple websites and as a global distribution company, it also supplies products and provides services to wholesale, Gov/Edu, B2B, and retail customers. We learned a lot about the ins and outs of this great company and heard valuable advice from a successful CEO. It was a great day!


Here we are with Patricia Miller, CEO.